Eric A. Murrell, RA, CCS, BECxP, CxA+BE  is the Group Leader for SME’s Building Materials Group, which includes our Building Enclosure and Structural Materials teams. He provides project team support and expertise for building condition surveys and evaluations of cladding, weather control, thermal control, and vapor control issues in new and existing building enclosures. He is an expert in evaluation, consulting, and design services for building enclosures, including, weatherproofing, atypical flashing conditions, and multiple material interface detailing. He specializes in high-durability construction, including healthcare and higher education architecture, emphasizing high-performance enclosure design and quality assurance, including document review.

With 35 years of experience, Eric is a licensed architect in Michigan. He holds a BS degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. Eric is a Certified Construction Specifier, and holds both Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider and Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure certificates from the University of Wisconsin-Madison .

Eric is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute and the former Planning Commissioner for the City of Berkley, Michigan. He is also the Treasurer and founding Member of The Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit.

Eric’s outside interests include a unique affinity for antique toasters which has led him to a membership in the Toaster Collectors Association. He also enjoys the sport of curling and country-western dancing, mainly two-step waltz and swing. Eric is a supporter of the New Beginnings Animal Rescue in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Projects

Ironworks at Keystone: live, play and shop under one roof

Building Enclosure Commissioning helped identify high risk areas in this multi-use development. SME provided recommendations that improved the resiliency and durability of enclosure details.

Mendelson Kornblum opens sustainable medical office buildin

SME's Building Enclosure Commissioning improved constructability and durability of this purpose-built medical facility in Livonia, Michigan. Opening this sustainable outpatient center not only provides efficiencies and a better patient experience, it allows for expanded surgical program.